ArieSmit
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Updater hotfixes specified clients

Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:23 am

Hello all,

a question, we use AI with the updater, now sometimes it happens that we need to issue a hotfix for only one or two clients. In that case we do not want to issue this for all clients.
What we normally do is show an update button so clients can see that there is an update available and by pressing the button they can install it.
Is there a way to handle this?

FYI we have small (1-2 licenses) and large accounts (40+ licenses), here we usually deal with ICT dept. They sometimes go to an acceptance procedure as well.

Is there a way that we can link the updater to a specific location from within our software (a setting or so)?

tnx in advance,

regards

Arie

Dan
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Re: Updater hotfixes specified clients

Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:42 am

Hi Arie,

Advanced Installer have support to configure the update targets by specifying for which application versions the update applies. Only the selected application versions that are already installed on the target machine will receive the update, but we do not have for specific location.

However, you can use the Custom EXE option as Installed Detection option. Within the .EXE you will detect the customers that should receive the update.
The custom .EXE must set the exit code to be different from zero if the update is already installed, otherwise set to zero. This way, the Updater will run the executable and use its exit code to determine if the update is installed or not.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Dan
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